In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails
Dana Paikowsky, a voting rights lawyer and fellow with the Campaign Legal Center, says there are numerous hurdles to voting from jail. Sheriffs may be uncooperative or argue that elections volunteers compromise the security of their facilities. “Sheriffs and elections officials have a responsibility to provide people who are eligible with a means of accessing the ballot. Because otherwise, in jail, if you can’t access that information, then you’re just functionally unable to vote,” she said.
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